Home Staging for baby boomers is about creating the best look your house has to offer so buyers fall in love when they open the front door. Most of the younger generations understand the concept of home staging – they’ve seen shows on HGTV and they realize that the way you live in a home and the way you sell a house are two different ways.
But what do you do if you are a boomer selling your lovely home after all these years? Does home staging really make a difference in a hot seller’s market? Yes it does and now more than ever.
You see, in order to get buyers interested in your home, you’ve got to step up to the plate and turn your home into a hot commodity. You must get your buyers emotionally involved. They won’t buy your house until then.
Here are my top 7 home staging for baby boomers tips
- Your home may need a new coat of paint to freshen things up.
- Make sure there is absolutely NO wallpaper lurking around your home.
- Remove the collections or “treasures” as one of my clients lovingly referred to her stuff. Buyers don’t want to see your years of accumulation. Put away those “grandma” things – doilies, etc.
- Pack up the photos of family members and friends from the tables and remove them from your walls. Today’s young buyers want to add fresh new photos of their own families.
- Renew your main living areas with some colorful throw pillows, hardback books, and trendy accessories.
- Do the same with the master bedroom and master bath. Add some new bedding in the way of a bed in a bag if necessary. Make the bed the focal point of the room and bring the décor up to today’s standards. Buy some new fluffy towels for the master bath and add some new accessories.
- De-odorize the house with some seasonal scents – no matter what the season. Make the house smell delicious.
Today’s buyers don’t want to buy grandma’s house
Years ago, I had a listing that I showed to a young couple looking for their first house. After walking through I asked them what they thought. They said it reminded them of their grandma’s house and they would never buy a house like that.
After the showing, I shared that conversation with my seller and she asked me when she “got old.” First of all, I replied that she just hadn’t bought any new things lately. For that reason, she decided to buy some new things for her new house and use them to update her home that was for sale.
We went shopping and she bought a new kitchen table and chairs, a new couch for the living room and a few new accessories. It was part of our home staging for baby boomers plan that truly worked!
The house sold immediately after changing things up. I believe her new look definitely added a freshness to her older house that appealed to her younger home buyers.
It comes down to 1st impressions
Remember, it’s all about first impressions when selling your Overland Park home. Selling your home starts with the 10-second rule. If your buyers think of your house as their grandma’s, it’s probably going to take some time to get an offer.
Start with the above home staging for boomers tips and dress your home up ready to impress those picky buyers. As I always say, give the buyers what they want and they will buy your house faster and will pay more money for it every time.
If you want to know exactly what you need to do to prepare your home for the Overland Park real estate market so it sells faster and for more money, call or text me direct at (913) 515-3250.